Rowing Forum for Men and Women at Mortlake, Anglian and Alpha Boat Club

MAABC is starting a development programme under the direction of Director of Rowing, Valentin Piticariu. Following a successful year for the Women’s Squad, we are looking to build on this and also develop a Men’s Squad after nearly 10 years without one. We will be holding a Rowing Forum on 15th September at 11.00am and would like to invite: men and women under the age of 35 who have been away from the sport for a while and also men and women under the age of 30 who would like to learn to row to come and find out about [...]

By | August 28th, 2018|Racing, Senior Men, Senior women|

MAABC Masters Win at Molesey Regatta

  MAABC crews, some young and others a bit older, raced at Molesey Regatta on 21st July with some success. It was an extremely hot day that was a challenge to all who took part. Our men's masters won F/G/H quads beating Thames in the first race and Kingston in the final. In both races the MAABC Masters H crew dominated and won comfortably. The crew consisted of Peter Hoile, Colin Cracknell, Keith Mahony and Andy Napier. This was the fourth Summer regatta entered by our men's masters in a G/H quad and they have won in three regattas, Borne, [...]

By | July 24th, 2018|Masters Men, Racing|

Metropolitan Regatta: MAABC Senior Women hotter than actual surface of the Sun

The weather may have been roasting this past weekend as hundreds of rowers descended upon Dorney Lake for Metropolitan Regatta, but the MAABC Senior Women's Squad was hotter. Taking advantage of the 3 weeks of the year when Britain actually experiences sunshine, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd June saw 5 MAABC crews competing across 4 different boat classes (plus an MAABC guest star rowing in a composite crew).  Knowing this was their last chance to experience competitive lane racing before Henley Women's Regatta, the girls came ready to eat, nap and row really, really fast. Saturday Saturday morning started nice and early [...]

By | June 7th, 2018|Captain's Blog, Racing, Senior women|

A tribute to the life of Ken Williams – MAABC Member and Vice President

On Saturday 14th April MAABC lost one of its most valued and popular members when Ken Williams died just before his 80th birthday. Ken became part of MAABC when it moved to the current boathouse 20 years ago. At the time Ken was a member of Horseferry Rowing Club, the previous owners, and the sale allowed Horseferry members to use the facilities alongside MAABC. However, after a short period Ken became a full member of MAABC. Ken took up rowing about 60 years ago when he joined Horseferry Rowing Club, a club he remained with for the next 40 years [...]

By | May 8th, 2018|Captain's Blog|

MAABC Success at the Indoor Rowing Championships

Captain Nicola Dale writes that two members of MAABC won at the British Indoor Rowing Championships last Saturday with a third member also doing particularly well! Kaila Engelsman won the Open Women's event in a cracking time of 7:01.6 even writing this makes me feel exhausted.  We are incredibly proud of this and perhaps we should consider naming one of the new ergos after Kaila.  There is an excellent article on Kaila's success and her ambitions on the WeRow Life website. Additionally Jennifer Aitken came in 4th which was a superb effort with a time 7:19.1  - and thirdly Natalie [...]

By | December 13th, 2017|Captain's Blog, Racing, Senior women|

A tribute to the life of Geoffrey Potts 1947 – 2017

“People can achieve so much more by having the confidence to work just a little bit harder” Geoffrey Potts Geoffrey Potts knew that life was about margins and sacrifice. In 1974 Geoffrey raced in the lightweight single sculls at the World Championships in Lucerne. He came 4th by a margin of a foot and had the photo finish as a reminder. Most of us would be satisfied to be the 4th best in the world in any sport but Geoffrey told us he knew he could have trained harder, pushed harder and prepared better. He used this as a reminder [...]

By | November 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|